Calves take a lot of time and effort to strengthen and build. There’s no getting around it. But there is a way to build stronger calves. In this episode of #MuscleMusts, fitness director Ebenezer Samuel, C.S.C.S., and celebrity trainer Don Saladino share their four best calf exercises that you should incorporate into your routine as often as possible. Let’s get to work! Watch more Men’s Health Muscle videos HERE:
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Many people want to build muscle and strength. However, it can be a confusing process. Choosing a workout program can be one of the most important steps in building muscle. Fortunately, there are several things to look for in a good program.
The best way to increase muscle size is to train hard enough. This will trigger subtle changes in gene expression, which results in increased strength. In addition, you need to give your muscles the signal that they need to grow.
Another key to increasing muscle mass is to eat a muscle-building diet. Foods that are high in protein and calories are excellent choices. You should also consume foods that are nutrient-dense. These include plant and animal sources.
You should also incorporate cardio into your workout regimen. This is a proven method for burning calories, and it also helps strengthen your heart. Unfortunately, it does not combat sarcopenia, or muscle loss, which can happen if you don’t get enough exercise.
Aside from burning calories, strength training is great for your mental well-being. Stressing muscles under tension increases your fortitude, and fortifies your body against injury.
To find the workout program that is right for you, make sure it includes the exercises you are most interested in. You should also include exercises that target all muscle groups, such as squats and deadlifts. Strength-focused protocols can be as simple as doing a few sets of 8-12 reps, or as complex as performing a full-body workout.